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Weihnachtsbockbier (Christmas bock beer)
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:03:07 AM »
so we are having our summer office party and started thinking i should have brewed a beer for this.  (last year i brought some vienna) then i was thinking that we also do a christmas party.  so i am thinking of brewing this beer. anyone have any ideas that would make this beer a little unique/special? (in my office there are three men and about 15 ladies - of course their husbands tend to show up.
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Re: Weihnachtsbockbier (Christmas bock beer)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 09:18:42 AM »
so i finally got around to tinkering with this.  first iteration on ingredients.  2 gallon batch brew house efficiency (guessing will be 60 % but will likely be higher will adjust volume, hops to match
kind of a hoppy bock with some flair for christmas

vienna 3lb
rye 1 lb
toasted oats 0.5 lb
munich dark 3 lbs

magnum hops 0.25 ounce 60 min
sterling .4 ounce 10 minutes
wyeast 2308 likely


og 1.071 fg 1018, ibu 40, color 18, abv 6.8

any comments will be welcome
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Re: Weihnachtsbockbier (Christmas bock beer)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 10:35:14 AM »
so i finally got around to tinkering with this.  first iteration on ingredients.  2 gallon batch brew house efficiency (guessing will be 60 % but will likely be higher will adjust volume, hops to match
kind of a hoppy bock with some flair for christmas

vienna 3lb
rye 1 lb
toasted oats 0.5 lb
munich dark 3 lbs

magnum hops 0.25 ounce 60 min
sterling .4 ounce 10 minutes
wyeast 2308 likely


og 1.071 fg 1018, ibu 40, color 18, abv 6.8

any comments will be welcome

i would be careful on the DP - dark munich has very low DP(~25), as does rye IIRC, vienna is higher (~50), but that's only enough to convert itself plus a little more.

You may think about doing either a longer mash (90-120min) or incorporating some pilsner or two row malt to up the equation.

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Re: Weihnachtsbockbier (Christmas bock beer)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 01:24:02 PM »
so what i finally ended up brewing
SD Heilige Nacht
 Style: Christmas / Winter Specialty Spiced Beer OG: 1.067 
 Type: All Grain FG: 1.020 
 Rating: 2.0 ABV: 6.16 % 
 Calories: 221 IBU's: 36.92 
 Efficiency: 60 % Boil Size: 4.54 Gal 
 Color:    9.2 SRM   Batch Size: 4.00 Gal 
  Boil Time: 60 minutes 

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Fermentation Steps
Name Days / Temp
Primary 30 days @ 50.0°F
Lager 60 days @ 35.0°F
 
Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage  Name Time Gravity
2.50 lbs 19.31 %  Rye Malt 60 mins 1.029
1.20 lbs 9.27 %  Oats, Flaked 60 mins 1.037
3.00 lbs 23.17 %  Pilsner (2 Row) Bel 60 mins 1.036
3.75 lbs 28.96 %  Vienna Malt 60 mins 1.036
2.50 lbs 19.31 %  Munich Malt - 10L 60 mins 1.035
 
Hops
Amount IBU's  Name Time AA %
16.50 g 23.17  SD Blend 60 mins 10.00
27.00 g 13.75  SD Blend 10 mins 10.00
(sd blend is my christmas surprise of homegrown hops that my daughter picked and mixed, probably 1/2 magnum and 1/4 each santiem and sterling)
 
Yeasts
Amount Name Laboratory / ID
1.00 pkg Saflager W-34/70 Fermentis W-34/70
 
 
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